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BEVA Approved - Essentials of Equine Veterinary Nursing

11 Nov 2022 08:30 - 12 Nov 2022 15:00

Rossdales Equine Hospital,

BEVA Approved Course

To book this course please contact Emily Heslop at emily.heslop@rossdales.com

people iconWho is the course for?

This course is designed for qualified and trainee equine veterinary nurses.

book iconAbout the Course

There will be a range of lectures covering hospital nursing and in-patient care. 

Friday 11 November 
Managing hospital teams: Utilising technicians and nurses to ensure appropriate staffing, high standard of horse care and team welfare. 
Critical care nursing: Preparing for emergencies, placement & management/care of intravenous catheters, fluid therapy and interpreting blood work. 
Nutrition: A lecture by nutritionist Katie Williams covering ideal nutrition for the hospitalised patient. 
Isolation: Identifying and maintaining the isolation patient.  
ECG’s: A presentation into ECG placement and interpretation of common abnormalities.  
Neonatal care: Lectures covering care of the hospitalised mare and foal  
Day one finishes with a medical case study for the group to discuss care plans and treatments. 

Saturday 12 November 
Day two starts with a trip to the Heath for anyone who would like to watch the horses train on the gallops. We will then head back to Rossdales for a half day of lectures. 
Radiation techniques and safety: This lecture will cover the best techniques for ensuring optimal radiation safety alongside getting the best diagnostic radiographs for the clinicians to interpret. 
Nurses role in SSX: A presentation covering a nurse’s role in standing surgery and patient care. 
Angular limb deformities in the foal: Treatment options and nursing care of the foal with angular limb deformities.  
Theatre skills: This lecture will cover theatre management, preparation of the patient and how to be effective in your role as surgical nurse whilst horses are undergoing a general aesthetic. 
Day two will be finished with a surgery-based case study. 

To book this course please contact Emily Heslop at emily.heslop@rossdales.com


thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Develop your critical care skills 
  •  Grow your understanding of radiation safety
  •  Build confidence in your ability to manage your team
  •  Learn key nutrition facts for hospitalised patients 

organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Philippa Blake – Rossdales Equine Hospital
  • Zoe Cross – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Emily Heslop – Rossdales Equine Hospital  

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Annabelle Bates BA VetMB MRCVS – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Philippa Blake BSc – Rossdales Equine Hospital  
  • Heather Blair RVN BSc (Hons) – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Matthew Coleridge BVMS, MS, Dip ACVS-LA, MRCVS – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Zoe Cross RVN – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Charlotte Easton Jones VetMB, MA, DipACVIM, MRCVS – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Natalie Fisk BSc (Hons), REVN, Dip CVN, Dip AVN – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Amy Gent REVN – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Elaine Packer RVN, REVN 
  • Charly Rattley – Rossdales Equine Hospital 
  • Marie Rippingale BSc (Hons), REVN, G-SQP, DipHE CVN, DipAVN (Equine), IQA Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse
  • Jessica Wheeler RVN – Wood Farm Vets 
  • Katie Williams M.Sc (Dist) RNutr – Dengie 

price iconCourse Fees

  • Member price £145
  • Non Member price £185

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BEVA Approved CourseWhat is a BEVA Approved course?

By attending courses with the BEVA Approved stamp you can be sure that you will be undertaking CPD of the highest quality. 

All BEVA Approved courses are reviewed and approved by the BEVA Education Committee. The committee confirm the course meets BEVA's high CPD standards and that the course will be highly beneficial to equine veterinary professionals who attend.

Please be aware, BEVA do not take bookings for BEVA Approved Courses and all enquiries should be made directly with the organiser.

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